SHAH ALAM: Its Galaxy Aerospace (M) Sdn Bhd. Yes, Galaxy Aerospace, which won the contract to supply three Maritime Operations Helicopter (MOH) to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has been awarded the contracts to maintain them. Galaxy Aerospace is part of the Gading group.
Malaysian Defence wrote in August that the Defence Ministry issued a slew of request for bids on August 5, 2022, for the routine maintenance for the two operational AW139s – M503-1 and M503-2 – at the Kota Kinabalu naval base.
The routine maintenance tenders (when required) for both the two MUH/MOH, are for the avionics; engines; airframes; helicopter weighing; magnetic compass swing; oil analysis and batteries. Much of the work will need to be done at the air wing facility though others could be done at outside location as the magnetic compass swing. This would be done at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, according to the publicly available tender documents.
Anyhow, Galaxy Aerospace contracts for the maintenance of the two helicopters comes to RM2.86 million though it is unclear how long are its duration. Perhaps it is a three-year term. Once the third helicopter is delivered and operational, Galaxy Aerospace is a shoe-in, for the same contracts as well.
The Defence Ministry on September 29 has issued another request for bids for the yearly routine maintenance and inspections of the two AW139s. Again, Galaxy Aerospace is likely to win this contract as well.
The company is only the among the few aerospace companies which is certified to maintain government helicopters under the RMAF’s Directorate General Technical Airworthiness (DGTA) as well as Leonardo, the OEM.
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